30 Aug '14

News Moving up to big school

Gavin Newsham told his son to get ready for secondary school by steeling himself to have his head flushed down the loo and his dinner money nicked. But hes behind the times these days its all about electronic dinner money and transitionMy son Frank, who is 11, starts secondary school this week. Its a worrying time for the lad but as a supportive father, Ive already filled him in on what he can expect. This includes, but is not limited to, foul and abusive language, mandatory wedgies and, in all likelihood, having his head flushed down the loo by some kid with a fledgling moustache and a gruff voice. Theyll probably nick your dinner money too, I tell him.But its biometric, Dad, he replies. You dont use cash you use your fingerprint to pay. Continue reading...

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